"There is no comparable text for a course in perception that emphasizes the neural basis of perception rather than simply perceptual phenomena and psychophysics…It is strong in the clarity with which some difficult concepts are explained. The author does not restrict himself to a physics and engineering approach, but rather gives the reader a mental image of what is happening biologically. Inclusion of disorders is another big advantage…The quality of writing is excellent. The level is appropriate for upper level undergraduates."
— RICKYE HEFFNER, University of Toledo
"I think the book’s primary strengths are its attention to detail and willingness to tackle difficult topics and offer very good explanations and analogies."
— STEVEN HAASE, University of Wisconsin at Madison
"I’m very sympathetic to the goal of this book in taking an enhanced multidisciplinary approach to the area of Sensation/Perception, with particular emphasis on the neuroscience background. Also commendable is the detailed treatment of sense modalities other than vision and audition."
— MICHAEL SLOANE, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"I like the general tone of the book. The overall approach and the metaphors are quite nice."
— BRUCE HALPERN, Cornell University
This core text emphasizes the underlying neural structures and functions of sensory systems (pain, olfaction, gustation, audition, vision, etc.) and presents this complex material at a level comprehensible to undergraduates as well as beginning graduate students. The text begins with a review of the central nervous system and its sensory components and includes discussions of methodological techniques and procedures used to study sensory processes.